Candidates for Parish Office 2019
NANCY MACKENZIE POWELL: ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO 2019 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Redeemer involvement: Nancy Mackenzie Powell is a cradle Episcopalian and has been a member of Redeemer since 1985. She has served as a Lay Reader, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Education Committee Chair and as a member of the Poetry, Theology, Book, and Second Half Groups. She also is a part of Redeemer’s first Stephen Minister training.
Personal Background: Nancy's daughter, son, five of her six granchildren and three great-grandchildren live in Cincinnati. She is a reader, loves to play golf, Scrabble, dominoes, and to travel. Nancy is an active member of MariElders, Mariemont's senior center. She received a BS degree from UC and a Masters in Health Administration from XU. Nancy retired in 1996 as VP and Chief Nursing Officer of TriHealth and Chief Operating Officer of Hospice of Cincinnati.
Reason Nancy feels God is calling her to this ministry: Nancy sees the Alternate Convention Delegate as a way to continue to serve Redeemer while increasing her understanding of the Church.
NANCYE VAN BRUNT: ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO 2019 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Redeemer involvement: Nancye Van Brunt has been a member of Redeemer for 10 years. She has served as trainer for lectors, chalicists and ushers in the Banquet as well as making prayer shawls and doing laundry for IHN.
Personal Background: Nancye is a clergy spouse who currently is a standardized patient for the UC Medical School, prepares tax returns for AARP, and is a chaplain to retired clergy, spouses, partners and survivors for the diocese along with her husband Tom.
Reason Nancye feels God is calling her to this ministry: Nancye has served as a delegate to diocesan conventions in every other Episcopal church where she has been a member. She feels that every member who is able should take the opportunity to serve in this capacity.
MIKE HARDY: PERMANENT PROPERTY FUND INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Redeemer involvement: Mike has been a member of the Episcopal Church for more than 50 years at 3 parishes in Cincinnati. At Redeemer, Mike has served as a Sunday Banker and coordinator for retirees with Habitat for Humanity. He has also assisted with deliveries for the Home Comforts ministry and the Christmas gift donations.
Personal Background: Mike retired from P&G after working 33 years in Product Development. He and his wife, Lee, raised two children and their son Chuck, his wife Maria and their two granddaughters are also members of Redeemer. Mike is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) with ProKids working with abused and neglected children. Lee and Mike have served as volunteer ushers at the Aronoff for almost 15 years and have recently begun ushering at Music Hall. Mike's hobbies include almost anything in the outdoors and, in particular, hunting and fishing.
Reason Mike feels God is calling him to this ministry: He feels his personal investment experience and money management skills have led him to a calling to serve as a member of the Permanent Property Fund Investment Advisory Committee.
BILL KILLEN: MISSION FUNDING COMMITTEE
Redeemer involvement: Bill and his wife, Jane, came to Redeemer in 2003 and were involved in Mission activities, i.e., Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, PWC, and MEAC. Bill served on Vestry, as a Sunday Banker and is currently an Usher and on the Nominating Committee.
Personal Background: After retiring from NCR Corp. in 2004, Bill has picked up interesting part time work when he feeIs he has too much time on his hands. Reading, and more recently, writing have become interesting new pastimes.
Reason Bill feels God is calling him to this ministry: The call to join the Mission Funding Committee seemed to be such a natural fit for Bill since his wife Jane was so committed to the work as Mission Board Chair. He sees this as an opportunity to carry on in the work she cared for so much.
BILL TAYLOR: MISSION FUNDING COMMITTEE
Redeemer involvement: Bill was confirmed at Redeemer in 1955. He has served on vestry, taught Sunday School, led the Building and Grounds committee, participated in Habitat for Humanity and PWC, and is a long-time 8:00 am usher.
Personal Background: Bill's family has always lived in Hyde Park or Mt Lookout. He is retired from US Bank and has too many outside hobbies and other interests, but likes to stay busy.
Reason Bill feels God is calling him to this ministry: Bill has always been drawn to mission work and has happily served on the Mission Funding Board.
DAVID BURROW: PERMANENT PROPERTY FUND TRUSTEE
Redeemer involvement: Member of Redeemer for 35 years, past activities include usher, Sunday banker, Sunday school teacher, trustee of Permanent Property Fund at its inception, and member of the Permanent Property Fund investment advisory committee.
Personal Background: David is married to Joan, retired from a 34 year career with PNC Bank, has served on numerous non-profit and community boards, currently enjoys reading,outdoor activities in Minnesota, and exercise and golfing in Cincinnati.
Reason David feels God is calling him to this ministry: I feel fortunate to be able to contribute my knowledge and experience in finance and investments, so the Permanent Property Fund can continue to generate needed revenue for our church.
RYAN ANDREWS: VESTRY
Redeemer involvement: A Redeemer parishioner for about 4 years. He currently serves as a Banquet Usher, is an active member of the Bread Guild and is training to be a Stephen Minister.
Personal Background: Ryan is a Cincinnati native, married with two teenage daughters and works at Celanese, a chemical company in northern Kentucky. He enjoys fitness, movies, reading and baking artisan bread.
Reason Ryan feel God is calling him to this ministry: Since joining Church of the Redeemer and the Episcopal faith, Ryan has felt a strong desire to deepen his faith and become more involved in the activities of the parish. When he was contacted by the Nominating Committee, Ryan knew this was a calling he needed to answer.
KATE HARALSON: VESTRY
Redeemer involvement: Kate has attended Redeemer for over 10 years. She was involved in CORe, served as a Confirmation mentor and youth group leader, and currently participates in Goodie Guild, IHN, and First Step Home ministries. She recently accepted a call as an ambassador for Becoming Beloved Community, a diocesan initiative focused on racial reconciliation.
Personal Background: Kate works in healthcare improvement, loves spreadsheets, cycling, and quilting, and packs her schedule with protests and community meetings. She birthed two little activists: Dot (6) and Sid (4) and found her eternal partner in advocacy: Mitch (old).
Reason Kate feels God is calling her to this ministry: As a Christian, she closely identifies with Jesus’s radical efforts to disrupt oppressive systems. As a vestry member, she feels responsible for promoting a holistic, self-aware approach to social justice and equity in mission work. She looks forward to marrying these identities in this work and is excited about making Phil do stuff.
CHUCK HARDY: VESTRY
Redeemer involvement: Chuck is a lifelong Episcopalian and has been at Redeemer for 15+ years. He has been a part of the Children’s Liturgy, PWC Modifications for Mobility, as well as sponsoring a confirmand.
Personal Background: Chuck enjoys being active and being outdoors which translates to waterskiing in the summertime and hunting and making maple syrup in the winter.
Reason Chuck feels God is calling him to this ministry: Over a year ago, Chuck says, his family decided to explore other churches, both in the Episcopal denomination and elsewhere. Frankly, they were looking for something a bit more convenient. This exercise confirmed what they already knew - that Redeemer is special. They missed it. They have now decided that for they (like many of you), it’s worth the drive, and they’re all in!
ANDREA ROGERS: VESTRY
Redeemer involvement: A member of Redeemer since 2008, Andrea has served as a Lay Reader/Chalicist, on the Search Committee for the Director of Music, Brett Scott and the Rector, Philip DeVaul; and on the Parish Discernment Committees for Joyce Keeshin and Aaron Klinefelter. She has also chaired the Liturgy Board since 2013.
Personal Background: Andrea met her husband, Paul Rogers at St. John’s Worthington when she was 10 and he was 12. They have been best friends ever since and have been married for 48 years. They have two adult children. Philip Rogers and Laura have three boys, Charlie, Lincoln and Wyatt. Julia Joyce and Brad have two boys, Liam and Gus. Andrea and Paul love grandparenting! Andrea works part time as an English teacher at Cincinnati Country Day School. She loves gardening, bird feeding, golf, music, movies and the out-of-doors
Reason Andrea feels God is calling her to this ministry: God has made all things new in Andrea’s life, and she feels that giving back shows her love and gratitude for all that she have been given. Redeemer is a terrific community and she wants to be a part of the leadership to keep it strong and grows us in the ways of Love, service, and outreach.
BETSY SCHRAM: VESTRY
Redeemer involvement: A cradle Episcopalian with 50+ years at Church of the Redeemer. Betsy has chaired the Stewardship Board since 2011. She has assisted with capital campaigns and serves as a Sunday banker as well as providing meals for Main Dish.
Personal Background: Betsy is one of four partners at The Bookshelf, Cincinnati’s oldest independent bookstore. She is married to Tom Schram and mother of Katherine and Rachel, their twin daughters, who are now married and living out of town.
Reason Betsy feels God is calling her to this ministry: Betsy is excited for the opportunity of the Board Chairs to serve on Vestry and assist in the visioning and evaluation of the current board structure.